Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Despite not leading his own team in scoring, Randle will be the best player in college basketball this season.
The fact is Kentucky is so talented that you can't concentrate solely on one person and there will be games where Randle takes complete advantage of this. He will also benefit from having arguably the best point guard in the country feeding him the ball.
The Texas native will be a highlight reel for college basketball with his thunderous dunks and ability to dribble and bring the ball up the court at 6'9".
The other candidates for National Player of the Year includes Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Russ Smith (Louisville), Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Andrew Wiggins (Kansas). However, with defenses focusing solely on Wiggins and Smart, they may not be able to live up to the hype they enter the season with.
McDermott may put up the best numbers in the country, but playing on a mediocre team in an average conference this year could hurt his chances.